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Old July 25th 03, 02:20 AM
OoXJuicyFruitxXo
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HOW CAN I TELL IF MY CHIHUAHUA IS PREGNANT, AND ABOUT WHEN WILL SHE START
SHOWING?
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Old July 25th 03, 03:20 AM
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On 25 Jul 2003 01:20:31 GMT OoXJuicyFruitxXo whittled these words:
HOW CAN I TELL IF MY CHIHUAHUA IS PREGNANT, AND ABOUT WHEN WILL SHE START
SHOWING?


The safest way is to go to your vet. You will need to do that if she is
pregnant in any case. By going to your vet your vet can show you what you
should be feeling for and help you plan for her good health during her
pregancy and whelping.

If she is not pregant then you can take a deep sigh of relief that you can
prevent that from happening until you learn what you need to know to
protect her. Pregnancy is one of the most dangerous of natural conditions
and it is even more dangerous for dogs that aren't very "natural." Take
the time to get some books and learn what you need to know to protect her.
Otherwise you are taking unnecessary risks with her life. Make sure your
vet is experienced in whelping. Many vets don't do much of it. Lack of
experience will make it harder for the vet to guide you and harder to
catch problmes before they become big problems.

Do not expect her to "show." Whether she does and when will depend upon
her physical condition, coat and how many puppies to expect, among other
factors.
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Old July 27th 03, 09:51 PM
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The safest way is to go to your vet. You will need to do that if she

is
pregnant in any case. By going to your vet your vet can show you what

you
should be feeling for and help you plan for her good health during her
pregancy and whelping.

If she is not pregant then you can take a deep sigh of relief that you

can
prevent that from happening until you learn what you need to know to
protect her. Pregnancy is one of the most dangerous of natural

conditions
and it is even more dangerous for dogs that aren't very "natural."

Take
the time to get some books and learn what you need to know to protect

her.
Otherwise you are taking unnecessary risks with her life. Make sure

your
vet is experienced in whelping. Many vets don't do much of it. Lack

of
experience will make it harder for the vet to guide you and harder to
catch problmes before they become big problems.

Do not expect her to "show." Whether she does and when will depend

upon
her physical condition, coat and how many puppies to expect, among

other
factors.


Nehmo
I can't stand it when I ask a question and somebody answers, "get the
advice of a professional". Maybe I *will* go to a professional, but I
was asking in a NG first!

The gestation for a dog is 61 (perhaps a little more with some dogs)
days. Someone experienced with dogs can tell by feeling (try it
yourself.) after about a month. Mind you, this is not a firm figure.
It's governed by several factors, the breed, the number of fetuses,
skill of the examiner, etc. If your dog has been mated, and something
about her is different, then she is probably pregnant. Whatever the
case, until you learn otherwise, assume she *is* pregnant.

If you want to pay, a vet can do a hormonal test on her blood.
Witness® Relaxin pregnancy test for dogs:
http://www.synbiotics.com/html/shop.php3?productID=194
You also can have an ultrasound done.






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